Scholarships & Awards

Baccalaureate Scholarship

This program aims to cover a percentage of the tuition fees of the first semester, of the newly accepted students at the faculties of Human Sciences, Science, Law & Political Science, Business Administration and the Nursing program at the faculty of Health Sciences, based on their Lebanese General Secondary Certificate or its equivalent as shown below:

Baccalaureate Average 10.00 - 11.99 12.00 - 12.99 13.00 - 13.99 ≥ 14.00
Scholarship % 15% 20% 25% 30%

Starting the second semester, the students can maintain the scholarship according to the semester GPA:

SGPA 2 - 2.32 2.33 - 2.66 2.67 - 2.99 3 - 4
Scholarship % 15% 20% 25% 30%

The student will benefit from the highest scholarship received among other types offered by the university (financial aid, siblings discount or ranking scholarship).

Ranking Scholarship

Each semester, a maximum of 5 top students, at each level of all undergraduate programs, who have completed 15 credits and above and having minimum SGPA 3.5, are exempted from a percentage of the subsequent semester tuition fees according to the rank as shown below.

Rank of student Percentage received
1st 80%
2nd 50%
3rd 30%
4th 25%
5th 15%

The number of scholarships is determined according to the number of students as shown below:

Number of students per level/ per program Maximum Number of scholarships
1 - 25 1
26 - 50 2
51 - 75 3
76 - 99 4
100 and up 5


BAU annually grants a full scholarship to one of the 10 highest ranking students in each of the four branches of the Lebanese General Secondary Certificate (one from each branch). These students can also benefit from these scholarships during their undergraduate study as long as they get a CGPA of 3.33 or above.


  • Top graduating students who score 3.33 and above receive the Jamal Abdel Nasser Award for Academic Distinction plus a cash prize for each faculty on the university level
  • Top graduating student majoring in accounting at the faculty of Business Administration receives the Issam Houri Award.